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Computist magazine was an Apple-II oriented publication distributed and sold between 1981 and 1993. Created by Charles Haight of Softkey Publishing, the magazine was dedicated primarily to issues of copy protection, duplication of software, and matters related to the deprotection process. Originally called Hardcore Computing, the name was soon changed after a young reader's parent complained about the adult-sounding title. Besides the main Computist magazine, Softkey also published related title...


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Computist issue #78. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor reviews (Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday, Crystal Quest, Donald's Alphabet Chase, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Jam Session, Learning DOS, Loom, Omnikey/ULTRA, ORCA/M, Reach for the Stars III: The Conquest of the Galaxy, Sword of Aragon, Worlds of Ultima IV: The Savage Empire), Fast Frames Updates Etc (Lo-Mem Boots on a PC, Omega, Indianapolis 500: The Situation, Pro...
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Computist issue #76. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor reviews (Pipe Dream, Stratego, Faces, PGA Tour Golf), The Lemon Tree (Questmaster I: The Prism of Hehueotol, The Immortal, Star Control), Fast Frames Updates Etc (Elite Craft Tech Note, PC Specs and Stuff), Features Notes & Such (A Note on Copy II+ version 9.x, Appleworks Patches, Bug Fix (re Issue #75), Comments on 18 Sector Programs, Defeating the Season Ticket in John Madden...
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Computist Issue #41 (1987). Includes - The Periodic Table by Andrew Carr, Gemstone Warrior by Red Williams, Inferno by Charles S. Taylor, Frogger by M.M. McFadden, A two drive patch for Winter Games by Robert Muir, Customizing the speed of Duodisk by Andrew Carr, Roll the presses part two: Printshop Printer Drivers by Jerry Lewis, The games of 1986 in review by Jeff Hurlburt, Input (letters), Readers Softkey and Copy Exchange - Scholastic's Story Maker by Edward Hauff, Codewriter's Adventure...
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Computist Issue #48 (1987). Includes - Softkey for...Apple Business Graphics by Rich Etarip, Dungeon Editor and Encounter Editor by Jim S. Hart, Softkey for...Shadowkeep by Christopher Dean, Use Your Selector Editor To Master Shadowkeep's Dangers by Christopher Dean, Hardware Corner part II: A Real Time Activity Monitor by Bobby, Readers Data Exchange (includes index of Softkeys)
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Galleys (unfinished drafts) of Computist Issue #91 from the collection of Jeff Hurlburt. Includes The Product Monitor: At the Adventurer's Inn, Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Wizardry VII, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Summoning, Prophecy of the Shadow, Super Space Invaders, Daughter of Serpents, Martian Dreams (Ultima: World of Adventure), MS-DOS 6 Upgrade. Guest Reviews: Battle Chess Multimedia Version by Baywoof, Lords of Time by S.H. Bruton. Fast Frames, Updates, Etc.: Shadow...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #20. Includes Apple II Boot ROM Disassembly by Ray Darrah & Gary Peterson, The Graphic Grabber v3.0 by Ray Darrah III, Copy II+ 5.0: A Review by Dr. Phillip Romine, The Know-Drive- A Hardware Evaluation by Clay Harrell, An Improved BASIC/Binary Combo by James L. Parham, Deprotecting Sargon III by Kit LAU Yu-kit and Polly CHAN Yuk-yi, Softkey for: The Wizardrys by Taco ban leperen, Input, Softkey for Sensible Software's, The Report Card by John Howard, Deprotecting...
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Hardcore Computist issue #21. Includes Softkey for Archon by Steve McLendon, Demystifying the Quarter Track by Bruce Wayne Jones, Deprotecting DB Master version 4+ by Clay Harrell, ProShadow: A ProDOS Disk Monitor by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Dazzle Draw by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Twerps by M. M. McFadden, letters, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Advanced Blackjack Softkey by Jim Mitchell, Deprotecting Megaworks by Mike Stafford, Unprotecting Summer Games by Dan Lui, Backing Up the...
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Hardcore Computist issue #6. Includes Program Enhancement: Quick.Bug by Enrique Gamez, Personalizing a Program by Enrique Gamez, Modified ROMs by Ernie Young, CORE Section: Data Bases, review of Essential Data Duplicator, review of The CIA, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Deprotecting Pandora's Box by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Donkey Kong by Dan Lui, Backup for the Cavern of Freitag by C.J. Singer, Short Softkey for Visifile by C. Masters), Advanced Playing Techniques, Whiz Kid, letters,...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #2 Update #1. Hardcore Menu Core Program, Softkey Part 3, Peeking (-16384), Getting A$, Byte Conversion Chart, Errors and Notes.
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Computist issue #30. Includes a softkey for Millionaire by William Clarke, SSI's RDOS softkey by Mike McConnell, Fantavision softkey by Mike Saul, Spy vs. Spy softkey by Danny Pollak, Dragonworld softkey by Timothy James Strelchun, Increasing Your Disk Capacity by Phil Goetz, Ultimaker IV: An Ultima IV Character Editor by Danny Pollak, Input (letters), Most Wanted, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (King's Quest by Jean Michael Gorge, Mastering the SAT by Danny Pollak, Easy As ABC by B....
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Computist issue #83. Includes editorial note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, unClassifieds, Reviews (Arachnophobia, Eye of the Beholder, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Martian Memorandum, Mickey's Colors and Shapes: The Dazzling Magic Show, Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra, Stunt Driver, Wonderland), Frast Frames Updates Etc (3200-Color Rumor?, Beholder Lore, Calendar Crafter, Dream Grafix, Mickey & Minnie's Fun Time Print Kit, Music Sequence Maker & Playseq, Pro Tennis...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #58. Includes Editorial, Bugs, Most Wanted Softkeys, Mixing ProDOX with Thexder, Inforcom Decoder Revisited, Cracking on the IIe, Might & Magic Revisited, Might & Magic Character Editor, An indepth guide to Ultima IV, Computing for 1-3 year olds, The Product Monitor, A better way to print Starter Kit DOC's, Curing Fatal System Error #0911, Realtime Situation Control using CAs, Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #56. Includes Editorial, Bugs, Most Wanted Softkeys, Apple IIgs Secret Weapon by Guillermo Castano de la Serna, 5 second fastboot into Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy by B. Dudley Brett, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Taking the grind out of Championship Wrestling by Bill Jetzer, Making some improvements to The Nibbler by Don Druce.
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Computist Issue #50 (1987). Includes - APT Writer for...Super Boulderdash by M.A. Horton. Softkey to...Activision software by William Green, Double your F-8 ROM Space Without Motherboard Surgery by Thomas Beach, Softkey to...MECC software by Jack Moravetz, Ace-Apple Bi-Modal Switch: Two machines in one by Ron Balewski, Softkey to...PFS ProDOS software by A. L. Head, Using Slider hard drives, 3 1/2" 800K. drives & 5 1/4" drives in a DOS 3.3. Environment, Softkeys index.
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Computist issue #75. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor, A Note to Apple's Enlightened One, Softdisk, Softdisk G-S, USA GeoGraph, Fast Frames Updates Etc (Pool Cues, Keef PC!, Carmen x3, D&D Buglets, BASIC Power, The Godling's Advisor (Populous), Romantic Encounters at the Dome, The Hunt for Red October, Slaying the bug of Aragon, Hints of Aragon), Features Notes & Such (Answers to Readers' Questions, Apple IIGS Virus Discovered, BBS...
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Hardcore Computist issue #23. Includes Choplifter softkey by Todd C. Wilson, Mufplot softkey by Edward E. Harte, Flashcalc softkey by Doni G. Grande, Karateka softkey by Danny Pollak, Newsroom softkey by Doni G. Grande, E-Z Draw softkey by Nick Galbreath, Using A.R.D. to Softkey Mars Cars by Chris Chenault, How to be the Writemaster by William Wingfield Jr., Wheel of Money by Jiro Feingold and Ray Darrah, letters, most wanted list, bugs, readers' softkey & copy exchange (Gato by Clay...
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Computist issue #34. Includes Crisis Mountain softkey by Rene Gaudet, Terripin Logo softkey by Tom Moore, Apple Logo II softkey by Bill Fogg, Fishies 1.0 softkey by Kevin Sartorelli, SpellWorks softkey by A.L. Head, Jr., Gumball softkey by Rich Etarip, More ROM Running by Wes Felty, Infocom Revealed by George & John Bigelow, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Bugs, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Rescue at Rigel by M.M. McFadden, Crazy Mazey by Tony Phalen, Conan by Paul Chan Shun Ho,...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #17. Includes A Tutorial For: Disk Inspection And The Use of Super IOB by Wes Felty, The Print Shop: A Softkey by William Hinger & Albert Stockton, The Graphic Grabber For the Print Shop by Ray Darrah, The Lone Catalog Arranger v1.0 by Ray Darrah, Softkey For Crossword Magic by Paul Selby, Note To Readers: S-C Macro Assembler Directives, Input, Topplin The Standing Stone by Steven Zupp, Deprotecting Beer Run by Clay Harrell, The SkyFox Softkey by Marshall Strouse,...
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Computist issue #81. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor Reviews (FlightStick, Links: The Challenge of Golf, Platinum Paint 1.0.5, The Graphics Exchange), Fast Frames Updates Etc (DOS 5, Earthrise, Math Plus, Real Treasure Map!, Real World Platinum, Rotox, The Secret of Monkey Island, Wizardy: Bane of the Cosmic Forge), Questions, Features Notes & Such (Apple Leaks and Rumors from Kansasfest, Catalog patch for Color Print...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #60. Includes Editorial, Bugs, Most Wanted Softkeys, Reading from Protected Disks, EDASM Transfer Utility, Amper QuickDraw II Routines, Slow Speeds for Arcade Games, A Patch for Copy II Plus, The Product Monitor, Low Cost Alternate Languages, Another method for Copy-Protecting DOS 3.3, Change Appleworks Cursor.
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Computist Issue #45 (1987). Includes - Mouse Calc by Richard Glasgow, Sands of Egypt by Steve Ellis, Number Farm by Scott McCandless, Agent U.S.A. by Bill Johnson, Wavy Navy by Richard Etarip, Kindercomp by B. Croome, Flight Simulator Update by Eric Sunshine, Write Protecting the Microsoft RAM Card by Philip Goetz, Keys to Success on the Franklin Ace by Kevin D. Miller, Modified F8 ROMs On the Apple by Eric Deslauriers, An Owner's Review of the Copy Master II by Andrew Swartz, Input (letters),...
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Computist issue #35. Includes Hi-res Cribbage softkey by William Hinger, Olympic Decathlon softkey by Marc Lirette, Revisiting F-15 Strike Eagle by Jim Wallace, Masquerade softkey by Steve & Rod Smith, The Hobbit softkey by J.J. Gifford, Putting a New F8 on Your Language Card by Ken Burnell, Exploring ProDOS by installing a CPS Clock Driver by Paul Blumstein, The Senior PROM review by Robert Knowles, Sword of Kedash advanced playing techniques by John Della Pia, Input (letters), Most Wanted...
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Computist issue #88. Includes RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, Most Wanted softkeys, Advanced Playing Techniques for Club Backgammon, Bitkeys (Pensate), bug in Airheart softkey, Features, Notes and Such (A Bug in Fastcopya Enhancement Problem, Backgamming Tidbits, IIgs monitor tidbits, Notes on ProDOS 8 Quit Code, Notes on Squirt 8 and Copy II Plus, Placing PaintWorks Gold on a Hard Drive, Softkey Airheart on a IIc), Hardware Corner (The Presto! Card, The Super][GTS card for IIe's, Vaporware...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #1.1 (Update to Hardcore Computing Issue #1). What is an Update? DiskLocks, Update, HardCore Adventure Part I, Text Invaders 2.0: Listing, Notes and Notices, Alert: Reprint, Subscription Cards.
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ardcore Computist issue #24. Includes softkeys for three Electronic Arts releases (Seven Cities of Gold, Archon II: Adept, and Adventure Construction Set) by Steve and Rod Smith, softkey for Grolier's Knowledge Explorer series of programs by Jay O'Donnell, Xyphus softkey by Glenn Smottlach, F-15 Strike Eagle by Larry Jasonowicz, Injured Engine softkey by Clay Harrell, Essential Data Duplicator copy parameters from Utilico Microware, Direct Sector Access from DOS by Bryan Farlow and Robert...
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Computist Issue #47 (1987). Includes - An Enhancement For...Infocom-Text Reader by Kevin Sartorelli, Color Ultimapper mod to Ultimapper IV by Dave Ciotti, Towne Mapper utility for Ultima IV by Greg Bernhardt, Dungeon Mapper untility for Bard's Tale by Greg Bigelow, Softkey for...Charlie Brown's 1, 2, 3's by Jeff Drelling, Put Your Bit-Copy Utilities Into Fast Access RAM Drive by Jerry D. Greer, Hardware Corner: How To Interrupt Your Apple by Bobby, Readers Data Exchange (includes index of...
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Computist issue #64, February 1989. Includes Apple DuoDISK Modification by Zorro, The Bard's Dressing Room III by Joe Montano, EOADIS Adapter by Bill Jetzer, Merging Controllers into Super IOB by Bill Jetzer, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt.
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Computist Issue #71. Features: A Bug in Copy II Plus Version 9.0, A Reader Review of the Trac Card, Deprotecting MircoLab Disks, Enhancements to APT Scanner, Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy with E.A. RWTS (Revised), Putting Bubble Ghost in Harddisk, Super IOB Block Patch, The Computist BBS, The Junior PROM, The Mandelbrot Set, The Product Monitor. Softkeys: 4th and Inches: Team Construction Disk, 2400 AD, A Science Experiment, An Introduction to General Chemistry, Analogies - Advance I & Advanced...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.2. Unlocking Hyperspace Wars, Introducing Softquest U.S.A., How to Survive Night Falls, Back it Up II+ Technical Notes, Let's Map Ultima, Hyperdos without Init, Bugs.
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 2, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #6-10. Includes Introduction, What is a Softkey? Softkeys for Software, How to Make DEMUFFIN PLUS, Super IOB 1.5, Using ProDOS on a Franklin Ace, CrunchList, Controller Saver, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy-Protection, Examining Copy-Protected AppleSoft BASIC Programs, APT (Advanced Playing Technique).
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Hardcore Computist Issue #15. Includes Mastertype Softkey by Peter Rongays, Stickybear BOP Softkey by Jerry Caldwell, MREAD/MWRT Update by Gary Peterson, Cumulative INDEX to Hardcore Publications: 1981-1984, A Boot From Drive 2 by Michael Philips, DB Master's Data Compression Techniques by Alan and Valerie Floeter, Boot Code Trace For Tic Tac Show by Steve Fillipi, Input, Deprotecting The Financial Cookbook by Pete Levinthal, Softkey For Escape From Rungistan by Chris Chenault, Putting The Byte...
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Computist Issue #43 (1987). Includes - Graphics Expander by Jim S. Hart, Information Master by Jim S. Hart, Certificate Maker by Jim S. Hart, Elite by Tim Scott, Catalyst 2.0 and 3.0 by R. Wideman, How to Write-Protect your Slot Zero by Tim Strelchun, Capturing Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy by Jerry Lewis, Revisiting DOS to ProDOS and Back by Brian K. Chinn, Computer Eyes / 2: a review by Gordie Lachance, Sword of Kadash and Rescue Raiders by Russell Meyer, Ultimaker IV by Cracker Jack Mac, Input...
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